Cordoba C7 CD Nylon String Classical Guitar


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Cordoba C7 CD

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Gearank Recommendation

This guitar appeared on our recommended list for Classical & Nylon String Guitars from August 2016 until June 2019 when it was out-ranked by other guitars in the sub $500 price category.

Then in August 2020, after a price increase, it rated high enough to reappear on our list for Classical Guitars Under $1000 where it ranked in the #1 position.

However, it came off the list again in June 2021 when it was out-ranked by the Taylor Academy 12-N, Cordoba GK Studio and Cordoba GK Studio Negra.


The C7 is Cordoba's mid-priced true to form classical guitar, following traditional dimensions for the body and the neck.

This is meant to appeal to more experienced classical guitarists, who want nothing less than correct specs, from the scale length, to bout measurements down to nut width.

Also worth mentioning is how this guitar utilizes traditional tonewoods, with its solid Canadian cedar top and rosewood back and sides.

Based on the data we collected, this guitar is popular with experienced guitarists and serious classical guitar students, even at the college level.


  • Top: Solid Canadian Red Cedar
  • Body: Rosewood back & sides
  • Finish: High Gloss PU
  • Bridge: Rosewood
  • Neck: Mahogany
  • Fingerboard: Rosewood
  • Scale Length: 650mm (25.6")
  • Nut Width: 52mm (2.04")
Although this was previously on our recommended list, there are now more highly rated options available which you can see in our guide to The Best Classical & Nylon String Guitars.


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